The club will hold the first face to face meeting since the pandemic at the usual venue.
The Dales Club Jacksdale at 8.00 on Thursday 2nd September
Please will all interested parties attend to discuss our way going forward under the new covid restrictions applying to our current show hall.
Welcome to Selston Poultry Fanciers Website.
Do you have an interest in poultry or eggs?
If so come and join us.
We hold our meetings on the first Thursday of every month, except July and August starting at 8.00pm at JACKSDALE MINERS WELFARE.
Whether you are experienced or not a warm welcome is guaranteed.
Our meetings are varied and include film shows, guest speakers and egg shows.
Additional social events take place during the year, so if you feel that Selston Poultry Fanciers is for you do come and join us in the fun.
Individual Adult £2.50
Individual Junior (under 16) £1.00
For more information contact the secretary or come along to any of our meetings.
Mrs. N. Hutchinson
49 Selston /road
Telephone: 01773 861921
SELSTON POULTRY FANCIERS
The club was formed in the early 1900`s and was called Selston Miners Welfare Fanciers Association.
The first shows were held at the Bull & Butcher public house in Selston, but in 1926 it was suggested that support be given to Selston Parish Hall ( then called the Miners Welfare). A fanciers show was arranged which consisted of rabbits, pigeons, cavies and poultry. Financial support was given by interested parties, and among guarantors were local men Charles Jepson, and the manager of the Co-op.
The club ceased to run during the war years, restarting in 1945. The Parish Hall was financially stable and at the time was used daily by miners and their families for various activities. Because of circumstances, Selston reverted to the Bull & Butcher, returning to the Parish Hall in 1950.
At this time a fanciers show was staged, attracting 240 entries. Bill Hibbs took over the position of secretary. The Midland Game club joined Selston Fanciers to hold their club shows at the Parish Hall, under the flagship of Laurie Mc Cormack, the Goulders family and other hard feather supporters.
Some time after this the name of the club changed to its present name, Selston Poultry Fanciers.
Succeeding Bill Hibbs as secretary, was Bernard Watkinson, a Poland Fancier, who personally put a great deal of effort into fundraising, to enable new
pens to be purchased.
The present secretary, who is in her 26th year is Mrs Nancie Hutchinson, of a well known Selston family, the Harphams, formerly of Toad Hole Farm. Nancie keeps and exhibits several breeds of poultry and is also a poultry judge.
Two shows a year are still staged at the Parish Hall, a cup show in January and an Autumn show in October.
In its hay day entries of 600 birds plus eggs was not uncommon.
After judging the shows are open for viewing to the general public free of charge.
The current membership stands at 175.